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Challenges to Representative Democracy

A European Perspective

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Edited By Robert Wiszniowski

Using different perspectives and various approaches, this collection of diagnostic texts aims at presenting all the possible faces of the contemporary Nation-State. Based on political science methodology, this volume is devoted to both theory and practice. The structure of the book is unconventional. The issues presented are extremely contextual, subject to an ongoing discussion and mostly unpredictable. From the scientific point of view, the territorial differentiation in the traditional uniform of the Nation-State is simply reconfigured and reshaped due to the new logic of internal market competition.
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Rise, crisis and transfiguration of the Italian regional system

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Patrizia Magarò

Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

1.The regional choice in the Constituent Assembly debate

The evolution of political decentralization in Italy has followed since 1948 a singular sinusoidal dynamic; the recognition of progressive and significant degrees of autonomy to the regions has always been followed by phases, of different intensity and duration, during which an attempt was made or was actually reached a substantial recentralization of competences.

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